Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Large Munsterlander

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Large Munsterlander, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Large Munsterlander

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Large MunsterlanderChoosing a pet identification tag for your Large Munsterlander is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often proves to be unwise, down the road.

Think about this prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Large Munsterlander:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Large Munsterlander?
Missing Large Munsterlanders are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Large Munsterlander!” signs plastered around town, or deceased Large Munsterlanders lying on the edge of the road. If your Large Munsterlander is a master at hopping your fence, or can’t help following a smell, or young and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Large Munsterlander is high.

But losing your Large Munsterlander isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Large Munsterlanders are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Large Munsterlander if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Large Munsterlander, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you incapable of caring for your Large Munsterlander.

In this case, will your Large Munsterlander’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Large Munsterlanders are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Large Munsterlander. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Large Munsterlander) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Large Munsterlander owners, the emotional attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Large Munsterlanders are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Most pet identification tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Large Munsterlander’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Large Munsterlander these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Large Munsterlander’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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